Trailer park

Pit bull destroys child’s hopes and dreams

Name: Tracy Montgomery
Victim: Child, Pet
Location: In our back yard, Michigan
Year of attack: 2021

Tell us about the attack

We live in a trailer park. My husband passed away in 2016.

My son Colton and his dog Dexter were outside our home. A girl was walking two pit bulls. One got away and for no reason ran to our backyard to attack Dexter and then Colton. The pit bull punctured my son’s air way. Blood went down his air way. He had to have surgery. He was on life support for four days with tubes down his throat 😢 I had to sit in the ICU room by myself for two days. The doctor said Colton was lucky to be alive.

How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
The attack affected my son terribly. The pit bull punctured his air way and vocal chords. My son has trouble sleeping now; he has to sleep differently. He wakes up gasping for air. It is hard for him. He had an amazing singing voice and that was taken from him. He wanted to do modeling but with the scars on his neck that was also taken from him. He dropped out of school and so much more. He has anxiety and trust issues.

Legal Consequences
The pit bull owners hid the pit bull at first, then came forward. The police 🚔 did their job but the owners got way with only having to pay court fines and lawyer fees. They have no insurance so we can’t sue. Luckily Medicaid pay for some of his medical bills but one which we have to pay was $1,400.

The court date to determine if the pit bull should be put down is July 12th, 2022. I feel no justice will be done. My son isn’t getting any justice. It is not fair.

I am a single mother please someone help us.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
That trailer park where we live at allows pit bulls even though the lease says no pit bulls. But all the pit owners have to say is that their pits are “service dogs” and they have to allow them. There been many calls and complaints about pit bulls in the trailer park.

They denied everything. My son’s life is ruined thanks to them allowing pit bulls in the park and a few months ago I was almost attacked by two pit mixes in the park. Luckily I had Dexter inside and myself.

My son’s life of pride was taken from him by that pit bull and its owners. We have so little but we had hope and even that was taken from us because of a pit bull. If you like to know more please contact us, thank you.